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Indigenous Languages: Preserving a part of culture

November 8, 2015

By Mark SniderStaff writerNearly 40 percent of the world’s languages are endangered, according to Jenny L. Davis, assistant professor of American Indian Studies and Anthropology.“New generations are...

Crisis Nursery publicizes $1.9 million expansion campaign

Following the announcement of Crisis Nursery’s expansion campaign, Stephanie Record (left), Fred Wakefield (center) and Lori Larson (right) congratulate each other on the accomplishment.
May 17, 2015

The children of Champaign-Urbana at risk of neglect or abuse may have a bigger safe haven thanks to the expansion efforts of Crisis Nursery.In a press conference on Tuesday, Crisis Nursery declared it...

The most festive street in Urbana

Kim Harden, resident of Grant Place, shows off her decorated house from 2006, the first year her family participated in the Candlestick Lane tradition. 
December 11, 2014

For Rich Barnett, the annual opening of Candlestick Lane means it is time to dress as Frosty the Snowman. For Kim Harden, it means decorating her yard with the help of her children. And for Kipp Bates,...

Alpha Gamma Rho’s “Foxy Lady” philanthropy raises money for cancer patient

Alpha Gamma Rho hosted their 40th annual “Foxy Lady Contest: Battle of the Sorority Girls!” at The Canopy Club on Wednesday night. 
November 20, 2014

This Wednesday concluded the 40th annual “Foxy Lady Contest: Battle of the Sorority Girls!” presented by Alpha Gamma Rho at The Canopy Club. The Foxy Lady Contest had 12 different sorority members...

Dia de los Muertos offers opportunity to celebrate life

Dia de los Muertos offers opportunity to celebrate life
November 3, 2014

La Casa Cultural Latina, University YMCA and La Casa Alliance of Student Organizations came together to celebrate Dia de los Muertos on Thursday at the University YMCA. Latzer Hall’s perimeter was aligned...

Former preschool art teacher produces series of children’s books on artists

Judy Lee, author and illustrator of
June 16, 2014

When Judy Lee, a 28-year-old freelance graphic designer in Urbana, got a job offer to become a preschool art teacher, she didn’t know what to do. She was terrified — she wasn’t sure if she could...

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